Title

Several Maine daily newspapers have been forced to scale back staff and news rec

Source

Mainebiz

Date

4-7-2008

Pages

1, 6

Abstract

Several Maine daily newspapers have been forced to scale back staff and news recently, citing decreasing circulation and slumping ad revenues. But Jeff Inglis, editor of the Portland Phoenix and president of the Maine Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, says his free alternative weekly paper's circulation remains high. Alternative and community weeklies seem to be for the most part hanging onto readers and advertisers in Maine and across the country. Kevin Burnham, editor of the weekly Boothbay Register, says the focus on local advertising helps weeklies stay strong. With comments by Mike Fern, editor of the free Bangor weekly The Maine Edge; and Jeff Ham, a copy editor at the Portland Press Herald.

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